Happy Sea Otter Awareness Week! If you live in California, check out the events happening near you. Everyone else, get ready for some otter science this week. Also I'm really sorry for that terrible pun. Otterly sorry.
Last September, members of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation team recovered three otters that had been shot and killed near Asilomar Beach, in Pacific Grove, CA. Their killer remains at large. Now, state and federal authorities need your help finding the perpetrator.
Face it. You are not worthy of grooming this obscenely adorable baby sea otter. But Cayucos (that's her name) is a kind and loving sea otter, and she will allow you to groom her if you absolutely insist upon it.